Water scarcity is a growing issue worldwide. There is a lot of water in the world, but issues of location, timing, quantity, quality, and use can lead to serious problems. Here are links to some recent articles that highlight the issue.
Water Levels Hit Record Lows in Two Great Lakes, Wildlife Struggles to Cope with Changing Climate (Yeager-Kozacek, C., Circle of Blue, Feb. 8, 2013)
Worse Than Poisoned Water: Dwindling Water, in China’s North (Tatlow, D. K., International Herald Tribune Rendezvous blog, Feb. 5, 2013)
China Leads in Investing in Watersheds to Protect Drinking Water (Howard, B. C., National Geographic Water Currents, Jan. 18, 2013)
Davos 2013: water scarcity is “second most important world risk” (Confino, J., Guardian, Jan. 24, 2013)
Toxic Water: Across Much of China, Huge Harvests Irrigated with Industrial and Agricultural Runoff (Ivanova, N., Circle of Blue, Jan. 19, 2013)
Water agencies call for alternative to the $14B Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnels (Wozniack, G., Bakersfield Now [Associated Press], Jan. 28, 2013)